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  1. Thread: Tail

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    You need to dry him off as much as possible and...

    You need to dry him off as much as possible and yes, crating him right after the exercise for that length of time is not good.

    Meredith
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    I call it genetic roulette. You do your...

    I call it genetic roulette. You do your homework, all the testing, etc. and then roll the dice.

    Meredith
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    My veterinarian in Iowa for 28 years did not use...

    My veterinarian in Iowa for 28 years did not use sedation, but he also let me put on the lead apron and help hold my own dogs.

    Since I have moved to Wasington, I have had two dogs x-rayed. The...
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    I routinely have hip and elbow x-rays done on...

    I routinely have hip and elbow x-rays done on young dogs between 6-12 months old. The tranqilizer they use is mild and typically the product they use has a "reversal" drug that they inject to wake...
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    I would not risk it. Wait until her next heat to...

    I would not risk it. Wait until her next heat to breed her if you need her on the hunt.

    Meredith
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    The embryos do not implant until around day 17...

    The embryos do not implant until around day 17 and an stress or overheating can be damaging. If she were mine, she would have the hunting season off. Why risk it?

    Meredith
  7. Thread: Up North

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    We take the Jolly Balls out and let the dogs have...

    We take the Jolly Balls out and let the dogs have a crazy play time in the deep snow until everyone is tired and happy.

    Meredith
  8. Thread: Dog Licking

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    Kelly how the HECK did you sleep through having a...

    Kelly how the HECK did you sleep through having a sore licked onto you???? You must be one heck of a sound sleeper!

    Meredith
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    there is NO WAY the dogs can chew it when...

    there is NO WAY the dogs can chew it when installed properly. There are no exposed edges to get hold of.

    Meredith
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    You can get FRP and the mounting channels at Home...

    You can get FRP and the mounting channels at Home Depot.

    Meredith
  11. Thread: Anxious Dog

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    for the elderly dog, there is a doggie dimentia...

    for the elderly dog, there is a doggie dimentia that can cause anxiety and there is a medication that helps but I do not recall the name.

    For the other dog, there are lots of possible causes for...
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    My kennel walls and mud room walls are covered...

    My kennel walls and mud room walls are covered with FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic). It is a system that comes with strips to attach the sheets to each other so there is no surface for the dog...
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    NO bedding. I even have some adults that cannot...

    NO bedding. I even have some adults that cannot have a crate mat.

    Meredith
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    I had a female that was inconsistent with...

    I had a female that was inconsistent with multiple marks. The trainer did not have kind things to say about her. I took her home and discovered that if I waited until her ears moved forward into...
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    If you are having problems with one dog, a second...

    If you are having problems with one dog, a second dog is NOT the answer!

    Meredith
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    The soft flap doors or even the plastic flaps...

    The soft flap doors or even the plastic flaps will not work for this dog. I would suggest crating him when you are at work unless you are gone too long. One year old is still a puppy so chewing is...
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    Here is the link to the U of M site with...

    Here is the link to the U of M site with instructions. You can purchase the sterile swabs at any drug store.

    Meredith

    http://www.cvm.umn.edu/academic-departments/vbs/CanineGeneticsLab/index.htm
  18. Thread: Attitude change

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    forget Michigan state. Send directly to Dr. Jean...

    forget Michigan state. Send directly to Dr. Jean Dodds. Michigan State does not do well diagnosing unusual cases such as low thyroid in young dogs because the profile is not text book. I just went...
  19. Thread: Fear of water

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    Is he afraid of the water or just cautious? A...

    Is he afraid of the water or just cautious? A big water entry is not a sign of an excellent dog. Ask some of the owners of such dogs and they will tell you about scary close calls and injuries from...
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    Crushed pineapple in the food seems to help, but...

    Crushed pineapple in the food seems to help, but I diligently follow my guys with the scoop.

    Meredith
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    Yes it can. Steroids definitely do. Meredith

    Yes it can. Steroids definitely do.

    Meredith
  22. Grew up in Mississippi. Iowa mother would turn...

    Grew up in Mississippi. Iowa mother would turn the AC way cool so we could have a fire in the fireplace : )

    Meredith
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    The trainers I have worked with have always told...

    The trainers I have worked with have always told me when there would be a good time for a break when my dog can come home, or even the best (acceptable) time to visit. Just spell it out.

    Meredith
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    It is not normal for joint fluid to leak out of...

    It is not normal for joint fluid to leak out of the joint like that. Apparently the dog has injured that joint and you need to figure out what happened and how to fix it. If you do not trust your...
  25. I have copies of EIC, CNM, PRA etc results for my...

    I have copies of EIC, CNM, PRA etc results for my dogs linked to their pages on my website. I choose not to pay the OFA fee to have them posted on the OFA website. If you go to my website, all info...
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